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Mass Spectrometry Center

The facility houses over $3M in state-of-the-art instrumentation for mass spectrometry and molecular weight determination, making it one of the best equiped laboratories in the area. To become an authorized user, please contact the Director for training. Note that there is an hourly usage fee.

Department(s): 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Polymer Science and Engineering
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Stephen Eyles, Director

Location: 

Conte National Center for Polymer Research

Resources: 

Bruker Daltonics Reflex III MALDI-TOF, JEOL MStation JMS700 (High resolution two-sector spectrometer)

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Environmental Engineering Laboratories

The Environmental Engineering Laboratories house a wide range of instrumentation in 40,000 sq-ft of the new (2004) ELab II building. In addition to instrumentation, the space accommodates graduate student offices and computing laboratories, 6 walk-in environmental control rooms, and a fully-instrumented and computer-controlled laboratory ozone contacting system, with liquid and gas-phase ozone monitors.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

College of Engineering

Contact: 

Dave Reckhow

Resources: 

Ion Chromatographs employing Chemical Suppression, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, Flow measuring devices for flowing surface waters, Capillary Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometers, Liquid Chromatographs, Total Organic Halide Analyzers, Purge & Trap Units

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Amino Acid Geochronology Lab

The Amino Acid Geochronology Laboratory is set up to routinely analyze carbonate fossils using automated high pressure liquid chromatography. This analytical technique is fine tuned to optimize the resolution of L-isoleucine and and its diastereomer D-alloisoleucine. The ratio of all/Ile has been shown to be a reliable index of age and has been widely used for stratigraphic studies. Most of our experience at Umass is with the analysis of foraminifera and of marine and terrestrial mollusks.

Department(s): 

Geosciences

College/Unit: 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Contact: 

Dr. Julie Brigham-Grette, Dr. Willam D. McCoy

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Biogeochemistry Laboratory

The Biogeochemistry Laboratory houses necessary equipment and protocols for biogeochemical sample collection, preparation and analysis.

Department(s): 

Geosciences

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Steve Petsch

Location: 

Morrill Science Center

Resources: 

DOC analyzer, Equipment for lipid aerobic sampling and enrichment culturing, DNA extraction/isolation/amplification, Hybridization ovens, Gel electrophoresis

Availability: 

Private

Research: